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Forest Boy musical wins inaugural S&S award

Musical Forest Boy has been named as the winner of the inaugural S&S award, which will see the production performed at the St James Theatre later this year.

The S&S award is presented to the “best, yet un-produced musical of the year” and was launched by writer and lyricist Warner Brown, in memory of his parents Sidney and Sylvia.

Forest Boy is written by Claire McKenzie and Scott Gilmour and will be performed by recent graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on November 24.

At the event, songs from musicals that were highly commended will also be sung by performers including Leigh Zimmerman, Danielle Hope, Caroline Sheen and David Badella.

The S&S award is designed to help writers of new musicals by giving them the chance to work with a mentor to develop their show over the coming year.

It is facilitated by Mercury Musical Developments.